Civil Air Patrol
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Equipment List

(T) denotes the item is required for trainees

UDF MISSION EQUIPMENT LIST

ON YOUR PERSON:

  • Complete uniform appropriate to the environment in which you will be working. (T)
  • Notepad and pencil (T)
  • All CAP Identification:
    • First Aid card, etc. (T)
    • 101 card,
    • 76 card (unless ICUT certified)
  • Watch (T)
  • Vest, reflective, orange (T)
  • Comb or brush (optional, carry if needed) (T)
  • Ground and UDF Team Task Guide (T)
  • Change for phone calls, or cellular phone (T)
  • One Meal or personal funds to purchase a meal while prosecuting the mission if appropriate. (T)
  • Handkerchief or Tissues
  • Flashlight (with red or blue lens)
    • spare bulb
    • spare batteries
  • Compass: lensatic or orienteering (orienteering preferred)
  • – Compass should have a “glow in the dark” dial.

  • Protractor used for map work.
  • Map Case (Large Zip-Loc bags can be used if necessary)
  • Pencil, with eraser (plus sharpener if not a mechanical pencil)
  • Alcohol Pens, fine tip, at least 2 colors
  • – neither the color of your colored flashlight lens

  • Eraser for alcohol pens marks
  • – such as alcohol swabs or a special alcohol pen eraser.

  • A straightedge ruler,
    • at least 6” long
    • Some protractors may have a ruler as well

Ground Team Members (GTMs)

ON YOUR PERSON

  • Complete BDU uniform (T)
  • BDU cap (T)
  • – The BDU cap may be replaced by a hard hat or bright colored cap based on mission needs.

  • Notepad (T)
  • Pencil (T)
  • All CAP Identification:
    • Membership card (T)
    • First Aid card, etc. (T)
    • 101 card
    • 76 card
  • Watch (T)
  • Vest, – reflective, orange (T)
  • Comb or brush (T) – optional, carry if needed
  • Pocket or utility-type knife (T)
  • – multipurpose with can opener. – Swiss Army knives, Leatherman, or Gerber Tools are recommended.

  • Handkerchief or Tissues
  • Ground Team Member’s Handbook
  • Signal Mirror
  • Whistle

24 HOUR PACK:

Required for all GTMs
24 hour pack should be preferably red or orange – webbed gear, or other SAR/Survival Vest (T) acceptable.
CONTENTS:

    • First Aid Kit: – stored in zip-lock bag or other waterproof container, recommended that it consists of the following:
      • Any personal medication (T) – your team leader should know what you have and where you carry it.
      • 2 Antiseptic cleansing pads
      • Antiseptic ointment
      • 6 Band-Aids, various sizes
      • Moleskin, 2” X 4”
      • Roller bandage
      • 2 Safety pins, large
      • 4 gauze pads
      • 1 Triangular Bandage
      • Tape, first aid
      • Rubber surgical gloves (non-Latex preferred)
      • – two pair minimum

    • Survival Kit, stored in zip-lock bag or other waterproof container, consisting of:
      • 1 Chemical Light Stick, Green (T)
      • 12 wooden, waterproofed matches (T)
      • Match container, waterproof, with striking surface
      • 50’ of nylon line (paracord or similar line).
      • Duct tape, 5-10 feet
      • – does not need to be a whole role.

      • Leaf bag, large
  • SAR Equipment stored in zip-lock bags, consisting of:
    • Change of socks (T)
    • Spare flashlight (penlight will do) (T)
    • Tissue Paper (T)
    • Work Gloves, leather (T)
    • Change for phone calls, – or cellular phone (T) – to call mission base
    • Flagging Tape, 1 roll
    • Flashlight (with red or blue lens),
    • spare bulb
    • spare batteries
    • Insect repellent
    • Lip balm, with sunscreen.
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Interviewing Form(s), blank
    • 4 Moist Towelettes, clean, in foil wrapper
  • 2 meals (T)
  • Poncho, (T)
  • Shelter Material, preferably 8’ X 10’
  • – spare military poncho meets the need

  • Coat for current weather,
  • – if necessary (in pack if not wearing it)(T)

  • Canteen(s) to carry 2 quarts of water
  • – At least one quart of water must be carried by all personnel)(T)

  • Compass: lensatic or orienteering (orienteering preferred)
  • – Compass Pouch, containing. – Compass should have a “glow in the dark” dial.

72 HOUR PACK EQUIPMENT LIST

Requird for GTM-1s
– a backpack (preferably with frame) should contain all that is in the 24 hour pack, with the addition of the following:

  • Tent (T)
  • – optional, if you are sharing a tent with someone else who is carrying it)

  • Sleeping Bag or Bedroll appropriate to climate (T)
  • Bag, waterproof containing(T):
    • Spare uniform,
    • Underwear and socks, 3 changes (T)
  • 5 meals (T)
  • Toilet Kit, that should contain:
    • Toothbrush and paste (T)
    • Shaving Kit (if you shave) (T)
    • Deodorant (T)
    • Washcloth and soap (T)
    • Towel (T)
  • Sleeping pad, foam or inflatable.
  • Spare rank and CAP cutouts (for cadets)
  • 2 Leaf Bags, large
  • Spare boot laces.
  • Kit, sewing, with spare buttons.
  • Shoe Shine Kit
  • OPTIONAL ITEMS

  • Rainwear, durable
  • Webbing, nylon, 1” wide, 20’ long.
  • Handheld FM Transceiver
  • – (highly recommended for Ground Team Leaders)

  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Eye Protection (highly recommended)
  • Entrenching Tool (highly recommended for base gear)

GROUND TEAM LEADER EQUIPMENT LIST

– only required of Ground Team Leaders

  • Protractor — for map work.
  • Map Case
  • – Large Zip-Loc bags can be used if necessary

  • Pencil, with eraser
  • Alcohol Pens, fine tip, at least 2 colors
  • – neither the color of your colored flashlight lens)

  • Some way to erase alcohol pens marks on the map case, such as alcohol swabs or a special alcohol pen eraser.
  • A straightedge ruler, at least 6” long
  • – Some protractors may have a ruler as well

  • Ground Team Leader Handbook
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